Scholarly Communication

ScholarWorks provides an online home for the scholarly and creative output of Seattle University faculty, staff and students. An openly accessible repository of institutional assets, ScholarWorks demonstrates Seattle University’s commitment to sharing knowledge with the world while facilitating the preservation and distribution of the University community’s intellectual work. 

When will ScholarWorks be available?

ScholarWorks is in development and will be officially launched at the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. A beta version of the repository containing a limited number of collections, including digitized versions of the University’s commencement programs, archives of the Spectator newspaper, award-winning undergraduate research papers, and issues of SUURJ: Seattle University Undergraduate Research Journal, is currently available online.

To get a better sense of what ScholarWorks will offer when ready to launch, visit Digital Commons, a similar resource provided by Seattle University’s School of Law.

How can I contribute to ScholarWorks?

Seattle University faculty and staff are encouraged to gain early access to ScholarWorks by becoming pilot contributors during Spring and Summer 2019. If you are a faculty or staff member interested in depositing your published or unpublished papers, posters, presentations, datasets, audio recordings, images, or other materials in ScholarWorks, please contact your liaison librarian or Rochelle Lundy, Scholarly Communication Officer, for further information.

What are the advantages of becoming a pilot contributor to ScholarWorks?

Pilot contributors will have early access to the increased discoverability, readership, and impact that ScholarWorks offers. The ScholarWorks platform hosts contributions at permanent URLs for reliable linking, provides on-demand access to download statistics and view counts, and ensures that files are securely preserved.

Faculty and staff who participate in the pilot program will benefit from intensive, hands-on support in collecting and uploading their work, navigating the copyright status of previously published items, and creating individual ScholarWorks profiles that centralize access to their scholarly output. Upon ScholarWorks’ official launch in early Fall 2019, pilot contributors’ works will be featured on the ScholarWorks landing page on a rotating basis, further enhancing visibility.

How can I get more information about ScholarWorks?

ScholarWorks is organized by Seattle University’s Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons. Please contact youliaison librarian or Rochelle Lundy, Scholarly Communication Officer, with questions or suggestions regarding the ScholarWorks repository.